4. Twisting asanas
Twisting asanas improve the flexibility. They help the optimal alignment of the spine, improve the blood circulation and nourish the spinal nerves. Twisting asanas can relieve tension in the lumbar spine. Twisting asanas detoxify the body since the twisting squeezes out toxins from the body.
Twisting asanas activate the central nervous system, which controls the communication between body and mind. The more flexible the spine, the greater the flow of communication, and the body will experience greater health and vitality. They also massage the internal organs and stimulate for example the digestive and respiratory system. Also when the flexibility of the spine improves it also effects on the flexibility of the mind since they have a strong connection.
Inverted asanas stimulate the pituitary and pineal glands and improve the blood circulation to the brain. For example the headstand provides the brain with fresh blood and nourishes hypothalamus, pineal gland, and pituitary gland. These glands play an important role in the functioning of the endocrine system.
Inverted asanas strengthen and tone the whole body but especially neck, spine, shoulders, arms, core, gluteus and legs.
Most of all inverted asanas stimulate the mind and make it stronger and more powerful.
On my last post I promised you a little surprise, so here it is. Two short practices to either bring little bit more energy into your day or relax a bit.
1. Energizing practice
Or you can stay on the asana for breath or two.
You can repeat these asanas 5-10 times.
Stay on poses 3-4 for 5 breaths and repeat 1-2 times.
After these your can bring yourself down and lie on your back for while and then hug your knees into your chest.